Development, Implementation and Assessment of citizen science approaches in the field of applied biodiversity research in agricultural landscapes
As part of the project MonViA (National Monitoring of Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes), a Citizen Science concept is to be developed, tested for its feasibility and installed. Citizen Science is understood as the voluntary participation of farmers and other key actors from agricultural landscapes such as beekeepers, hunters and gardeners. In MonViA generated sets of date about biological diversity are aimed to be complemented by information and results from citizen science-based activities. Within the next 4 years, specific citizen science modules are developed and tested in selected regions or with selected participants and experts. Part of the development of frameworks for citizen science are the generation of knowledge how and with whom future monitoring of the biological diversity can be performed. The working group bundles expertise and interests in citizen science within Thünen and beyond.
The working group is an amalgamation of employees from the Thünen Institute and the Julius Kühn Institute. The aim of the working group is a) to support each other in the development of Citizen Science, b) to coordinate joint projects and methodical steps and c) to exchange information on current developments. The Working Group is a voluntary association and relies on the commitment of its participants. The communication of the working group takes place via an email distribution list. If you are interested in being included in the mailing list, please contact Petra Dieker (MonViA overall coordination).
We apply methods from diverse science diciplines and work in cooperation with partners from Thünen-Institutes and external partners.
Permanent task 9.2019
Project status: ongoing